By Margaret L Carter
Sequel to darkish CHANGELING: Gillian, a vampire-human hybrid within the throes of youth, crushed by means of the urges and powers surging via her, runs in panic to the half-human father she hasn't ever recognized. yet her father's enemy deals to coach her how a "real" vampire lives -- and kills.
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Roger himself wasn’t bad, either. At least he hadn’t threatened to turn her over to Volnar yet. Gillian lay still for a minute, absorbing the atmosphere of the house. Though she’d been left alone in this unfamiliar place, she felt safe here. The air smelled cool and clean. Heavy green drapes dimmed the room for her visual comfort. Efficient insulation muted the occasional traffic sounds from outside. Within the townhouse, only the purr of the refrigerator and furnace cycling underscored the silence.
There’s nothing unusual about me. ” For a second the man’s eyes glazed over. Then he shook his head and shifted his gaze to a point beyond her left shoulder. “Damned if I will! So you have some kind of hypnotic power—fascinating. I doubt you’re strong enough to make it work on me if I resist. ” That evaluation stung. She grabbed his arm. ” “Not a chance. Why not make this easy on both of us? Give me the information I want, and I’ll leave. Don’t worry, when I include you in my next book, I won’t print anything that could betray you.
Maybe later,” said Roger. ” “Which brings us back to where we started. ” Britt said, “Gillian, I picked up some clothes for you on my lunch hour. ” Gillian acknowledged the gift with a stiff word of thanks. Roger sensed she still wasn’t sure how to deal with an ephemeral on equal terms. He joined Britt in the kitchen to broil a couple of steaks while she tossed a salad for herself. ” she said as she tore the lettuce. “Probably. And if he comes back, I’ll repeat the treatment as often as necessary.